Tag: Middle East Christians

Persecuted Christians at greater risk during coronavirus outbreak

Open Doors goes live on social media every day, with church leaders, to share spiritual encouragement for persecuted believers.

The very existence of Christianity in the Middle East is under threat

The number of Christians in Iraq fell from 1.5 million in 2003 to 200,000 today.

Saudi Arabia and Iran both continue to persecute religious and ethnic minorities

It is euphemistic to say that Christians have a hard time in these Muslim countries where discrimination is institutionalized.

Tajik Christians fear talking about their faith

Converts try to keep a low profile amid growing uncertainty about their religion’s status.

Iran continues to terrorise Iraqi Catholics

One third of Iraqi Christians either live under the control of or are surrounded by Iranian-backed militias.

Jerusalem: Restrictions on Holy Week and Easter due to coronavirus

The Holy Thursday Mass was transferred to the Pentecost because "it makes no sense without the participation of diocese priests".

In Holy Land, Churches denounce persistent anti-Christian attacks

For the past ten years there has been a notable increase in the number of anti-Christian attacks and incidents in the Holy Land

Turkey: abducted Chaldean Christian found dead

Şimuni Diril and her husband were the last Christians still living in the village of Meer.

Christians in Syria continue to face brutal circumstances

This month marked the ninth anniversary of the start of the civil war in Syria. “The situation is terrible”

Kurdish terrorist group kidnapped four Christians in Syria

The YPG terrorist group has also been accused of kidnapping kids in order to force them to join their organization.